The years of Covid have shown how important the environment and nature are for a person's inner well-being and harmonious life of our body. People have become more sensitive to the processes that take place around us. The problem of environmental pollution is increasingly being discussed at the global government level. Feeling as a part of the nature is also the challenge of the vocal group PUTNI this year, so, as we approach our 30th anniversary season, we are happy to offer your our concert series THE YEAR WITH PUTNI with 8 concerts in different places around Latvia.

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HAMMOND organ restoration

Who knew that back then, in the previous century, Latvia has produced the world-famous HAMMOND organs? Three of them are still alive, although not in a working condition anymore. So we decided to take care of the situation and restore one of the instruments that is situated in the Liepāja Lutheran church. You can read the whole story in the JAZZin magazine, read more about the project and contribute to the restoration here:

Kultūras biedrība SPEKTRS
Address: Fr. Brīvzemnieka Street 31 – 2, Liepāja
Reg. Nr. 40008050207
Account Nr.: LV24HABA0551009477455

Hildegard von Bingen: Reimagined

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), also known as Saint Hildegard and the Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German Benedictine abbess and polymath active as a writer, composer, philosopher, mystic, visionary, and as a medical writer and practitioner during the High Middle Ages. She is one of the best-known composers of sacred monophony, as well as the most recorded in modern history. Since 2006, the vocal group PUTNI has produced a number of programs with music by Hildegard von Bingen and contemporary composers. Currently, we offer three concert programs inspired by St. Hildegard’s music.

Voice of Latvia

Since its founding in 1993, vocal group PUTNI have premiered over 100 new pieces by Latvian and foreign composers. The programming of the ensemble weaves together traditional Latvian music, contemporary works, music of classical and early music composers, and elements of jazz and rock music. Folk music is an essential part of Latvian culture, which inspires many contemporary composers – including Stanislav Yudin and Helena Winkelman (Switzerland), who have created two different glorious programs especially for PUTNI.